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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 20, 2012 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

No 600 lbs...
it's just more that while this demo-type version is kinda cool for its early bare-bones structure, it still doesn't actually deliver anything a set apart from the many killer versions Stratocaster listed in his post...I think as Heads we sometimes get so familiar with the great versions they did live we automatically attach more importance to a "rare" type of single, a demo, or anything unearthed that's not one of the usual suspects.

But this Mickey version can't really hold a candle to what they worked out best live over years of working the song out in its different iterations.

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Poster: Wrong-way Billy Date: Oct 20, 2012 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

all I'm doing is sharing what I think (and have though since 1991) is a really cool version of one of the Dead's best songs. no where do I extoll it over other versions, I simply note that it is different than what we are used to.

no biggie, I know I'm just jumpin' right in here with my opinions and alot of y'all have been here a long time...

Did anyone that hadn't heard the version check it out and like it??

one version not on stratocaster's list that I have been listening to a bunch recently is May 17, 1977, what I call the 'tomahawk' version b/c of a few Garcia licks. Incredible low string mutron licks in this Fire, too. really hot.

http://archive.org/details/gd1977-05-17.sbd.leonard.1107.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 21, 2012 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Robert Hunter sings 'Fire on the Mountain' in 1974

Great version from that Alabama show. Very smooth.